Sarah Trainor

Imagine you're sitting in a pool, sipping a cool drink out of a pineapple and utterly relaxed—until your phone buzzes. Someone back at the office has a security question or needs a particular document. Your blissful PTO has been interrupted. We've all been there, and it's not ideal.

In the sprit of vacation season, the team here at SafeBase wanted to share a few simple ways your Trust Center can help you protect your precious vacation time.

Include a link to your Trust Center in your Out of Office email

Aside from including the date you'll be returning and a backup contact, include a link to your Trust Center. Folks can look for answers to their questions, or self-serve the documents they need... Meaning you can enjoy a refreshing swim or trip to the spa. 🏊 🍹 💆

Put your Trust Center in your email signature

Your email signature is the perfect place to link your Trust Center, and the more often people see it in correspondence, the more likely they are to remember what a valuable resource the Trust Center can be. More familiarity = higher likelihood they'll visit the Trust Center to get answers while you are on vacation. Now you can relax and go have brunch! 🍳🧇 ☕

Post in Slack before you're out of office

If your organization uses Slack or Teams, include a link to the Trust Center when reminding your team about your upcoming vacation. This is a great way to deflect one-off questions that might come up, meaning you'll be free to enjoy some sightseeing or a hike. 🗺️ 🥾

Include the Trust Center in your Slack status

At SafeBase, we often use our Slack statuses as PTO reminders. This is particularly useful for cross-functional team members who might not subscribe to your calendar. When setting your Out Of Office status in Slack or Teams, include a link to your Trust Center as an additional reminder for where people can find the security or compliance information they need. You can even set the message for a specified length of time. Now, isn't it about time for your midday siesta? 🛌 🧘

We hope these tips were helpful. If you have any other strategies for keeping the "Out" in "Out of Office," let us know!